Lilongwe, Malawi - Pop diva Madonna, who arrived in Malawi Monday, has left the southern African country with promises of twice-a-year visits.
"Malawi has become my second home," Madonna said Thursday night at a farewell reception organized by members of staff of her Raising Malawi, the charity she set up for her Malawi cause.
"I will be coming here twice every year," she promised.
Madonna first visited Malawi in 2006 during which she adopted a Malawian boy, David Banda, now four.
She adopted her second Malawian child, daughter Mercy Chifundo James - also now four, in 2009.
Contrary to media speculation, there was no reunion of her adopted children with their natural relations.
Madonna's private jet left Kamuzu International Airport at 4.30 am Friday, according to airport sources.
During her visit, she laid the first brick, signaling the commencement of her US$15 million Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.
With renowned American economist, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, and Ericsson CEO Hanz Ves tburg, Madonna launched 'Connect to Learn', an initiative bank-rolled by the global telecommunication giant, to encourage on-line learning for kids in developing countries.